# 17 is what percent of 12?

## 141.667%

## (17 is 141.667 percent of 12)

### 17 is 141.667 percent of 12. Explanation: What does 17 percent or 17% mean?

Percent (%) is an abbreviation for the Latin “per centum”, which means per hundred or for every hundred. So, 17% means 17 out of every 100.

### Methods to calculate "17 is what percent of 12" with step by step explanation:

#### Method 1: Diagonal multiplication to calculate 17 is what percent of 12.

- Step 1: For 12, our answer will be 17
- Step 2: For 100, our answer will be x
- Step 3: 12*x = 17*100 (In Step 1 and 2 see colored text; Diagonal multiplications will always be equal)
- Step 4: x = 17*100/12 = 1700/12 = 141.667

#### 17 is 141.667 percent of 12 - using method 1

#### Method 2: Same side division to calculate 17 is what percent of 12

- Step 1: For 12, our answer will be 17
- Step 2: For 100, our answer will be x
- Step 3: 17/x = 12/100 (In Step 1 and 2, see colored text; Same side divisions will always be equal)
- Step 4: x/17 = 100/12
- Step 5: x = 17*100/12 = 1700/12 = 141.667

#### 17 is 141.667 percent of 12 - using method 2

### Percentage examples

Percentages express a proportionate part of a total. When a total is not given then it is assumed to be 100. E.g. 17% (read as 17 percent) can also be expressed as 17/100 or 17:100.Example: If 17% (17 percent) of your savings are invested in stocks, then 17 out of every 100 dollars are invested in stocks. If your savings are $10,000, then a total of 17*100 (i.e. $1700) are invested in stocks.

### Percentage sign (%)

The percent (per cent i.e. per hundred) sign % is the standard symbol to indicate a percentage, to signify a number or ratio as a fraction of 100. Related signs include the permille (per thousand) sign ‰ and the permyriad (per ten thousand) sign ‱ (also known as a basis point), which indicate that a number is divided by one thousand or ten thousand, respectively.### Scholarship programs to learn math

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